Philadelphia 11th Novr 1796.
Enclosed is the Act with my signature, requesting Thomas Beall of George, and John M. Gantt. to reconvey to the Commissioners of the Federal City all the lands within the same which had been vested in them, in trust.
Yesterday the Secretary of the Treasury shewed me the copy of the letter he had written, to you on Monday last, as also of the one he had addressed to the President & Board of Directors relative to your application for a loan from the Bank of the United States.
In consequence of the latter a Committee has been appointed to examine, and report their opinion on the said application: the result of which was unknown to him at that time. Until I am informed of this, I shall forbear to send the other Act, authorising the Resort to the Legislature of the State of Maryland. With respect & esteem—I am Gentn Yr Obedt Servt
DLC: RG 42—Records for the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, Miscellany Letters of the Presidents.